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Foreign Exchange Earnings from tourism up 20.6pc

Posted on Feb 07, 07:00PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 7 : The growth rate in Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupee terms in January 2013 over January 2012 was 20.6pc .

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) also showed a growth of 2.6pc in January 2013 over January 2012.

The following are the important highlights regarding FTAs and FEEs from tourism during the month of January 2013.

Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs):

FTAs during the Month of January 2013 was 6.99 lakh as compared to FTAs of 6.81 lakh during the month of January 2012 and 6.23 lakh in January 2011.

There has been a growth of 2.6pc in January 2013 over January 2012 as compared to a growth of 9.4pc registered in January 2012 over January 2011.

Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from Tourism in Indian rupee terms and USUSD terms

FEEs during the month of January 2013 were Rs.10,398 crore as compared to Rs.8,623 crore in January 2012 and Rs.5,777 crore in January 2011.

The growth rate in FEEs in rupee terms in January 2013 over January 2012 was 20.6pc as compared to 49.3pc in January 2012 over January 2011.

FEEs in USUSD terms during the month of January 2013 were USUSD 1.91 billion as compared to FEEs of USUSD 1.68 billion during the month of January 2012 and USUSD 1.27 billion in January 2011.

The growth rate in FEEs in USUSD terms in January 2013 over January 2012 was 13.6pc as compared to the growth of 32.1pc in January 2012 over January 2011.

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly estimates of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) on the basis of data received from major ports and Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism details available from Reserve Bank of India.